Steltman Chair WoodGerrit Rietveld $2,927.00
Dutch designer, Gerrit Rietveld had extensive experience in the refurbishment of shops and boutiques in the Netherlands. In 1963, the prominent jewler, Johannes Steltman commissioned Rietveld to redesign his shop on the Noordeinde. As part of the jeweler's interior project, Rietveld created the now world-famous Steltman chair. Positioned in pairs, the design offered a comfortable yet intimate seating solution for couples while selecting their wedding rings. After Rietveld's death in 1964, his former assistant Gerard van de Groenekan produced a Steltman version in wood. The Steltman wood chair is now constructed of solid, quarter-sawn oak and is available in natural, whitewash and black matte lacquer finishes. The design is produced by Spectrum craftsman in the Netherlands exactly according to the original drawings of Gerrit Rietveld. Steltman chairs can create a powerful impression as works of functional art in both commercial and residential interiors.
Measurements: W 19.7" X H 27.6" X D 17.8"
Materials: Solid Quarter-Sawn Wood, Matt Lacquer
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Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was a highly influential Dutch designer, architect and painter. In 1919, Rietveld joined Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, and other prominent artists to found the De Stijl movement. The celebrated De Stijl artists formulated a language of forms that was intended to attain the greatest objectivity and autonomy in a work of art; their works are stringently non-representational, radically reduced to a geometric arrangement of horizontals and verticals and a palette consisting of the primary colors red, yellow, and blue with the addition of black and white. De Stijl applied these principles to both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, such as furnishings and architecture. In 1928 Gerret Rietveld became a member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM). As an architect, Rietveld designed many buildings and interiors. His biggest and most famous architectural project was the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, realized nine years after his death in 1964. Spectrum now produces Gerrit Rietveld's iconic Berlin and Steltman chair designs to exacting standards based on his original drawings and specifications.
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